Dining Out 7 minutes 19 December 2019

Celebrate Christmas And New Year’s Eve At These MICHELIN-Starred Restaurants

‘Tis the season to celebrate the end of the year with special Christmas/NYE menus at MICHELIN Starred-Restaurants 2020!

New Year Michelin star Christmas

Le Normandie (2 MICHELIN Stars)
Since its opening in 1958, Le Normandie has become synonymous with fine dining excellence and the establishment’s loyal diners can once again indulge in an evening of elegant dining. Chef Arnaud’s festive menu features exquisite creations accompanied by superb seasonal ingredients such as Hand Dived Scottish Scallop, Jerusalem Artichoke, Black Winter Truffle; Wild Caught Turbot, Spinach, Walnut, White Truffle; Scottish Langoustine, Black Winter Truffle, Leek; Wild Caught Sea Bass, Uni, Artichoke; Wagyu Beef Tenderloin, Foie Gras, Black Winter Truffle; Madagascar Chocolate Buckwheat, Black Winter Truffle.

Le Normandie’s 7-course Christmas Dinner Menu is priced at 12,500 THB per person, 5 Glasses @5,800 THB per person and their 8-course New Year’s Eve menu is priced at 21,000 THB per person, 5 Glasses 8,800 THB per person. For reservations, call 02 659 9000 or email mobkk-normandie@mohg.com

Address: Le Normandie, 48 Soi Charoen Krung 40, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500

Mezzaluna (2 MICHELIN Stars)
For a breathtaking view of the city and a culinary experience like no other, Mezzaluna is where you want to be. Chef Ryuki’s festive menu comprises an array of distinctive Japanese ingredients as well as his specialty wagyu beef. The exquisite dishes to choose from include Minami Maguro 'Flame Seared', Shirako 'Custard', Ise Ebi 'A La Plancha', Amadai 'Sake Steamed', Kuromutsu 'Shio Koji Grilled', Jean Larnaudie’s Foie Gras 'Crispy Seared', Niigata Murakami Wagyu Beef A5 'Grilled over Binchō Charcoal', Hokkaido Wild Boar 'Poach-Roasted' and more.

Mezzaluna’s 7-course Winter Tasting Menu is available from 16 December to 5 January and is priced at 7,200++THB per person, with Black Truffles 10,000++THB, Wine Pairing 5,500++THB or Premium Wine Pairing 7,200++THB. For reservations, call 02 624 9555 or make your booking @MezzalunaBangkok.

Address: Mezzaluna, lebua at State Tower, 1055 Si Lom Road, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500

<i>Ise Ebi "A La Plancha"</i>. Photo source: Mezzaluna.
Ise Ebi "A La Plancha". Photo source: Mezzaluna.

Sühring (2 MICHELIN Stars)
Chefs Mathias and Thomas will do what they do best: showcase the finest of modern German cuisine but this time, with a Christmas twist so come savour the moment and experience the twin brothers’ culinary creations over the holidays at their gorgeous 1970s villa. Sühring’s festive menu concept consists of 12 servings divided into three chapters (snacks, dishes, sweets) with all dishes in their special menu being brand new.

Their festive lunch menu is available 21 December to 29 December and 1 January for 6,500++ THB per person or 4,500++ THB (shorter version), their festive dinner menu is available 21 December to 5 January for 6,500 THB ++ per person, and their New Year’s Eve Menu (31 December) for 9,500++ THB with Beverages: Short pairing priced at 2,000++ THB and Full pairing at 3,500++ THB per person. For reservations, call 02 287 1799 or email reservation@restaurantsuhring.com

Address: Sühring, 10 Soi Yen Akat 3, Yan Nawa, Bangkok 10120

80/20 (1 MICHELIN Star)
Chefs Jo and Saki are serving up several unique and innovative dishes this holiday season. Their novel reinterpretation of traditional Thai cuisine includes two inventive oyster dishes, Tiger Prawn Crudo, Grilled Local Mushroom ‘Laab Kua’, a cuttlefish noodle dish ‘Kanom Jeen Nam Prik’, a silver mullet confit ‘Pla Tom Kamin’, Slow Poached Egg, Roasted Pork Chop with Caramelised Curry Paste, Roasted Chicken marinated with ‘Makwaen’, and Grilled Ribeye with Bone Marrow Pad Ped Sauce.

Chefs Jo & Saki’s festive 10-course tasting menu is priced at 4,000++THB per person and is available from 24 December to 31 December 2019. For reservations, call 099 118 2200, email info@8020bkk.com or make your booking @8020bkk

Address: 80/20, 1052-1054, 26 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500

Chef’s Table (1 MICHELIN Star)
The art of cooking takes centre stage at Chef’s Table and for the holiday season, Chef Vincent Thierry and his team will create a classic French menu with a contemporary twist. The dishes are composed of imported and local seasonal products and can be paired with carefully selected fine wines. Their festive menu features Carabineros Prawn, King Crab Tiramisu, Scottish Langoustine, Sweetbread; Corrèze Chestnut Veloute; John Dory, Caviar Impérial de Sologne; Wild Venison Fillet; Seared Foie Gras; Brittany Lobster, Pumpkin; Duo of Challans Duck.

Chef Table’s 7-course menu is available from 16 December to 5 January and is priced at 8,200++THB per person with Wine Pairing for 6,100++THB or Prestige Wine Pairing for 7,500++THB. For reservations, call 02 624 9555 or make your booking @chefstableatlebua

Address: Chef's Table, lebua at State Tower, 1055 Si Lom Road, Bangkok 10500

John Dory, Caviar Imperial de Sologne.<br><b>Cover picture</b>: Seared foie gras.</i><br>Photos source: Chef's Table.
John Dory, Caviar Imperial de Sologne.
Cover picture: Seared foie gras.
Photos source: Chef's Table.

Elements (1 MICHELIN Star)
Indulge in an unforgettable evening this Christmas with fine French cuisine prepared by newly appointed Head Chef Hans Zahner. Renowned for its fine French cuisine with Japanese influences, Elements’ special set Chirstmas menu features ‘Boudeuse’ David Hervé Oysters, Glazed Hiramé & Champagne Sabayon, Kumamoto Wagyu & Black Truffle, plus celebratory petits fours and much more to put you in the festive spirit. Their open kitchen and alfresco deck offering a fabulous view of the city makes Elements the perfect venue to celebrate the season.

The 5-course Christmas Eve (December 24) menu is priced at 5,900++THB per person, and the 5-course Christmas Day (December 25) menu is priced at 4,900++THB per person (both menus include a glass of Champagne or cocktail) from 18:00 to 22:00. For reservations, call 02 687 9000, email elements@okurabangkok.com or make your booking on www.okurabangkok.com

Address: Elements at The Okura Prestige Bangkok, 57 Witthayu Road, Lumphini, Bangkok 10330

Photo source: Elements.
Photo source: Elements.

Gaa (1 MICHELIN Star)
Chef Garima Arora describes Gaa’s approach to cuisine as ‘modern eclectic’, an approach anchored in her passion for local produce and in Gaa’s mission to explore interesting, innovative ways to transform humble ingredients into vibrant new dishes. Their festive menu includes Uni, Khakra and Peanuts, Betel Leaf and Duck Takoyaki, Crab and Coconut, Crayfish and Rose, Berries and Caviar, Lamb Keema Pav, a Marian plum and tomato chilled soup, Pork Belly, plus Coriander Jaggery Ice Cream, Chocolate Betel Leaf, and petit fours for dessert.

From 21 December to 2 January, Gaa will be open for both lunch and dinner. The lunch menu will be offered on the weekends and Christmas Day (21, 22, 25, 28, 29 December) from 12:00 to 16:00 (last order at 13:30) and dinner from 18:00 (last order at 21:00). Lunch is priced at 3,400++THB per person for a 10-course meal or 4,000++THB for a full menu and the 15-course full festive dinner menu is priced at 4,000++THB per person with vegetarian option. For reservations, call 091 419 2424 or make your booking @gaabangkok.

Address: Gaa, 68/4 Sarasin Road, Lumphini, Bangkok 10330

Chocolate betel leaf dessert. Photo source: Gaa.
Chocolate betel leaf dessert. Photo source: Gaa.

J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain (1 MICHELIN Star)
J’AIME head chef Amerigo Sesti continues to bring out the very best in modern French cuisine by offering exciting new culinary creations this holiday season. J’AIME’s special festive menu features an enticing variety of dishes such as Clam Tartare, Pennywort Pasta Gratin and Frog Legs, Black Kingfish Quenelle, Roast Beef, Brittany Lobster and Wild Mushrooms, Pan-Seared Venison, Thai Rebruchon Cheese and Black Winter Truffle, Scallop and Sea Urchin Tartare, Slow-Cooked Unagi and Sea Cucumber, Brittany Lobster, and Farmed Pork à la Royale.

Their 5-course Christmas Set Lunch Menu is available 24 and 25 December for 2,199 THB net per person (including tea, coffee), the 7-course Christmas Dinner Menu is available 24 and 25 December for 4,999 THB net per person (including tea, coffee), and the 7-course New Year’s Eve Menu (December 31st) is priced at 5,799 THB net per person (including tea, coffee). For reservations, call 02 119 4899, email reserve@jaime-bangkok.com, or make your booking @JMLBangkok.

Address: J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain, 105/1 Ngam Duphli Alley, Sathon, Bangkok 10120

Scallop and sea urchin tartare, clams, local pickled chanterelle, cauliflower and truffle. Photo source: J'AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain.
Scallop and sea urchin tartare, clams, local pickled chanterelle, cauliflower and truffle. Photo source: J'AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain.

Le Du (1 MICHELIN Star)
Chef Thitid ‘Tonn’ Tassanakajohn will offer exciting dishes inspired by friends’ restaurants from around Asia, namely, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, and Singapore but using Thai flavours and ingredients. Their culinary creations for the holiday season include Sticky Rice, Salted Fish & Kale; Shrimp, Jicama & Chilli Paste; Chicken Wing, Mushroom & Curry; Vegetables, Thai Basil & Broth; Squid, Flowers & Gazpacho; Pork Belly, Dried Shrimp & Lettuce; Chicken Rice & Coconut; and Soybean, Chrysanthemum & Milk.

Le Du’s 8-course festive menu will be available 23 December to 4 January for 3,990++THB per person. For reservations, call 092 919 9969 or make your booking @LeDuWineBarandrestaurant.

Address: Le Du, 399/3 Silom 7 Alley, Silom, Bangkok 10500

Le Du's festive creations. Photos source: Le Du.
Le Du's festive creations. Photos source: Le Du.

Methavalai Sorndaeng (1 MICHELIN Star)
The legendary Methavalai Sorndaeng has been serving authentic Thai cuisine since 1957 and they are proud to be offering three special dishes this holiday season: Kanom Jeen Nam Prik (Rice Noodles with Nam Phrik), Panang Nua Nong Lai (Beef Shin Panang Curry), and Bua Loy Puak (Taro Dumplings in Coconut Cream). So step back in time and treat yourself to a royal Thai feast!

Located on Ratchadamnoen Avenue right across from the Democracy Monument, Methavalai Sorndaeng is open daily from 10:30-23:00.

Tel. 02 224 3088, 02 224 3178.
Address: Methavalai Sorndaeng, 78/2 Ratchadamnoen Klang Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200

Beef shin panaeng curry. Photo source: Methavalai Sorndaeng.
Beef shin panaeng curry. Photo source: Methavalai Sorndaeng.

Nahm (1 MICHELIN Star)
For Nahm’s five course special dinner menu comprised of 13 dishes, Chef Pim will create traditional Thai dishes with a modern take, using a balance of strong, fresh flavours. Salad of Phuket Spicy Lobster, Spicy Chiangmai Laap of Guinea Fowl, Coconut-Husked Smoked Wild Amberjack, Curry of Grilled Wagyu Beef, Live River Prawns are just some of the superb dishes featured. You can also enjoy ‘Khon’ performances (classical Thai narrative dance) while you dine plus you’re invited to the year’s biggest Pool Party by the COMO Metropolitan Bangkok pool for the New Year Countdown until 02.00hrs accompanied by live DJs.

Nahm’s show-stopping 5-course New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu is priced at 8,999++THB per person (includes a glass of NV Champagne Bérèche & Fils), two ‘Khon’ performances (at 20:00 and at 22:00) plus a complimentary pass to the Pool Party. For reservations, call 02 625 3388, make your booking @nahmbangkok, or email nahm.met.bkk@comohotels.com

Address: Nahm, 27 Sathon Tai Road, Sathon, Bangkok 10120

Grilled wagyu beef brunt relish. Photo source: Nahm.
Grilled wagyu beef brunt relish. Photo source: Nahm.

Saawaan (1 MICHELIN Star)
Known for her unique, refined dishes that preserve the richness of authentic Thai cuisine, Head Chef ‘Aom’ Sujira will be applying her skillful techniques, firmly rooted in traditional Thai cooking, to serve up a 9-course menu on New Year’s Eve. Chef Aom’s wonderfully crafted dishes this festive season include Oscietra Caviar, Thai Katsua, Som Saa, Beef Soup, Phuket Lobster, Iberico Secreto Pork, Free Range Guinea Fowl, and for dessert: Basil Ganache, Som Saa Curd, Italienne Meringue by award-winning Chef Pâtissier ‘Papier’ Arisara.

Saawaan’s 9-course New Year’s Eve Menu is priced at 4,900++THB per person. For reservations, call 02 679 3775, 063 370 1991 or make your booking @saawaanbkk

Address: Saawaan, 39/19 Soi Suanplu, South Sathon Road, Sathon, Bangkok 10120

Saneh Jaan (1 MICHELIN Star)
Saneh Jaan is sending off 2019 with their headlining ‘Four-Hand Dinner: Authentic Thai Meets Modern Latin by Chef Lamberto Vladez and Chef Ou Jaruwan’. The two celebrated chefs will be serving up exciting new culinary dishes such as Seafood Tequila Bisque, Tanaosri Chicken Curry, Seabass Ceviche, Canadian Lobster, Seared Foie Gras, Wagyu Miyazaki, and 24-hr Beef Cheek and Pandan Custard Millefeuille for dessert. The restaurant’s modern classic style and Thai-colonial interior lends the perfect ambiance for a very special evening.

Saneh Jaan’s 9-course New Year’s Eve (December 31st) menu is priced at 5,000++THB per person (includes a complimentary glass of Champagne), additional wine pairing at 4,000++THB, from 18:00 onwards. For reservations, call 02 650 9880 or make your booking @sanehjaan

Address: Saneh Jaan, 130 Witthayu Road, Lumphini, Bangkok 10330

Savelberg (1 MICHELIN Star)
This modern French restaurant is helmed by award-winning Chef Henk Savelberg from the Netherlands. Using internationally sourced ingredients, Savelberg’s Christmas Menu features Pan-Seared Langoustines, Strawberry Gazpacho, Goat Ricotta Ice Cream, Mint, Pistachio; Slow Cooked North Sea Sole, Green Asparagus, Spinach, Crème fraîche, Royal Oscietra Caviar; Grilled North Sea Turbot, Ceps, Leek, Potato; Roasted Saddle of Deer, Green Cabbage, Cranberry, Hazelnut, Apricot; and Cotton Candy: Dulcey, Orange, Almond, Walnut, Caramel.

Chef Henk’s amazing 6-course menu is available December 24th, 25th, 31st, and January 1st for 6,000++THB per person. For reservations, call 02 252 8001 or make your booking @savelbergth

Address: Savelberg, 110 Witthayu Road, Lumphini, Bangkok 10330

Slow Cooked North Sea Sole, Green Asparagus, Spinach, Crème fraiche. Photo source: Savelberg.
Slow Cooked North Sea Sole, Green Asparagus, Spinach, Crème fraiche. Photo source: Savelberg.

Suan Thip (1 MICHELIN Star)
For a real change of scenery, come out to Suan Thip Baan Chao Phraya where Thai-style pavilions sit amidst a beautifully landscaped riverside garden. Known for its homemade cuisine inspired by royal recipes, Suan Thip will be offering six excellent dishes to celebrate the Christmas season: ‘Goong Pao Sadao Nam Pla Warn (Grilled River Prawn Neem with Sweet Fish Sauce), Yum Hua Plee (Banana Blossom Salad with Shrimp), Gang Pet Ped Yang (Roast Duck in Red Curry), Gang Som Dok Kea Goong Sod (Sour Chilled Thin Curry with Sesbans and Shrimp), Pudding with Young Coconut Topping, and Bualoy Taro and Pumpkin.

Suan Thip Baan Chao Phraya is open daily from 11:00 to 23:00 (Last order at 22:00), Tel. 02 583 3748, 02 583 4540-2, 082 366 9696, email: sales@suanthip.com

Address: Suan Thip, 17/9 Moo 7, Sukhaprachasan 2 Road, Pak Kret, Nonthaburi 11120

Roast duck in red curry soup. Photo source: Suan Thip.
Roast duck in red curry soup. Photo source: Suan Thip.

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